Who Are We?

The following organizations, small businesses, and Portland community members have written testimony sometime over the past few years to either oppose or demand a full Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed $500 Million Expansion of the Rose Quarter Freeway.

List Updated on August 19, 2019
(please see the Public Comment page of our website to read full testimony submitted to ODOT during the Spring 2019 Public Comment Period for the Environmental Assessment)


Audubon Society of Portland
OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon
Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility
Community Cycling Center
Oregon Walks
Sierra Club – Oregon Chapter
Neighbors for Clean Air
Eastside Portland Air Coalition
Climate Justice Collaborative
Business for a Better Portland
NAACP Portland Branch
The Rosewood Initiative
Oregon and Southwest Washington Families for Safe Streets
Eliot Neighborhood Association
Brooklyn Action Corps
Irvington Community Association
Eastside Democratic Club
Portland Forward
Association of Oregon Rail and Transit Advocates (AORTA)
Center for Sustainable Economy
Portlanders for Parking Reform
Portland Bus Lane Project
Urban Greenspaces Institute

Local Businesses
Knock Software
Go By Bike
Icicle Industries
Bozz Media
Cycle Portland
Abraham Fixes Bikes
Microcosm Publishing
Beacon Sound

Politicians, Elected Officials

JoAnn Hardesty, Portland City Councilor
Chloe Eudaly, Portland City Councilor
Bob Stacey, Metro Councilor District 6
Scott Bailey, Portland Public Schools Board Member
Michelle DePass, Portland Public Schools Board Member
Andrea Valderrama, David Douglas School Board Member

Sarah Iannarone, Candidate for Portland Mayor 2020

Paul Anthony, Former Portland Public Schools Board Member

Stuart Emmons, Former Candidate for Portland City Council Position 3, 2018
Felicia Williams, Former Candidate for Portland City Council Position 3, 2018
Philip J. Wolfe, Former Candidate for Portland City Council Position 2, 2018
Julia DeGraw, Former Candidate for Portland City Council Position 2, 2018

Community Members

We organized a community response to the Rose Quarter Freeway Expansion Environmental Assessment in the Spring of 2019. Over 2200 comments were received from numerous community institutions, government agencies, and community members, with 89% of the comments in opposition to the project. You can see the full list of comments on ODOT’s project website, and read letters from prominent community leaders on our Environmental Assessment Public Comment page.

In addition to the Public Comment period in Spring of 2019, our coalition has sent letters to the Portland City Council, Portland’s Comprehensive Plan Update, ODOT’s Value Pricing Committee since August 2017. These letters have in total received 1,257 signatures from Oregonians across the region (and across the state). Feel free to peruse these additional comments in support of our work here.

Would you like to sign our letter? Our list will be updated biweekly. We promise not to bug you too much; every name helps us show the demonstrable citizen concern about this $450 million freeway.  Please join us HERE.